A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$655
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Marquette Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    89
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    93
    41
  • Robbery
    28
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    168
    525
  • Theft
    1,072
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,250
National
$53,889
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Lovely lakeside town filled with historic buildings and ornate shops. The mining industry played a huge role in the town's beginnings and it can be seen everywhere from the red dirt to the streets with geologic names. Fun, family friendly town!
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Marquette, Michigan is a small town located in the Upper Peninsula. We are next to the greatest freshwater lake. We are known for beautiful summers and fall. People enjoy the beaches, hiking, biking and local restaurants. However, we get pounded with snow in the winter. That is when people enjoy skiing, snowmobiling, and hockey. In our town, we also have Northern Michigan University. We were recently named Hockeyville USA which attracted many people to our town. I would love to raise a family here. However, since the town is so small I think it is good for everyone here to experience a big city and see what else the world has to offer.
I love where I live. The Upper Peninsula is a very unique part of the country. It's relatively untouched by many things; crime, natural disasters, politics (less so nowadays), and of course people. There are roughly 300,000 people in the Upper Peninsula, and 20,000 in Marquette itself. It's the perfect balance of small town and big city. It's slowly growing, but is also seeing a rebirth of local businesses. There are some problems with less funding going to education, but that is a problem across the country. I would be happy to raise my kids here when I decide to start a family. The problem with this is that Marquette is a bit too small to have the range of opportunities to start a family. If you don't work in the mines, at the hospital, or are a teacher, there aren't too many opportunities. I'm exaggerating of course, but I feel like in the future there will be many more opportunities.